I was just reading about an interesting new book that I think I’m going to buy as it sounds like a good read. It’s called “Defiance” and it’s a true story that has apparently made the KGB and the DHS want to get rid of the author.
The story, written by Alex Konanykhin, a self made tycoon in post-Soviet Russia, talks about how by the age of 25 he’s created and controlled the largest bank in Russia, but that’s where his troubles began.
Apparently the KGB kidnapped him and stole his fortune which led to Alex Konanykhin to make a daring escape and move to the US in 1992. Unfortunately his troubles weren’t over when he moved to the land of opportunity because he ended up having to fight the FBI, INS, and Justice departments in order to hold onto his freedom and his very life.
In this memoir you can read about how the Russian mafia took out a contract on him, and how the US government is still trying to deport him back to his homeland of Russia where he’d likely end up being killed. Alex is only 39 now- so all of this has happened in the last 14 years. He’s already lived through a lot of trouble and it’s not over yet.
On the Book Website you can even read deleted chapters, and look at photos and various documents that are related to the book and what has happened in Alex’ life so far. Yep, I think this a book that I’m going to buy. It certainly sounds interesting to me.